It took two days to accomplish but once the game was done, it was a record Chase for a Rummel receiver.
Raiders receiver Ja’Marr Chase had four catches, all for touchdowns – a new school record. With three of the scoring strikes from quarterback Jacob Palma going in excess of 60 yards, Chase accumulated 226 reception yards, also a new school mark.
The reason the pair of records took two days to accomplish was because Rummel’s game on Friday against University High was suspended due to inclement weather and was resumed Saturday night at Joe Yenni Stadium, with the Raiders going on to post a 28-14 victory.
Rummel’s first score of the game came on the Raiders’ opening drive when Palma and Chase connected on a touchdown strike from a mere 13 yards out and 7-0 lead.
The first of the big bombs for touchdowns came in the middle of the second quarter on an 82-yard strike for a 14-0 Rummel advantage.
University High got back in the game at 14-7 thanks to a touchdown pass from John Gordon McKernan to Adam Lewis. The score was set up by a Raiders fumble at the Rummel 26-yard line.
The Cubs hand an opportunity to tie the game late in the first half after another Raiders fumble at the Rummel 26. Facing fourth-and-goal at the 3-yard line, U-High’s Mike Hollins was brought down behind the line of scrimmage to end the threat.
Rummel quickly added to its lead on a 61-yard touchdown reception by Chase but U-High managed to cut the halftime score to 21-14 on a 16-yard run by Hollins.
The only score of the second half came on a 70-yard pass-and-run by Chase.